Headlines from First Thoughts

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Macon County Relief

First Baptist Church of Knoxville coordinating collections
for victims of Middle Tennessee twisters

KNOXVILLE, TENN.—First Baptist Church of Knoxville is receiving disaster relief supplies to be delivered to Lafayette (Macon County), Tenn. for those affected by a tornado that ripped through the area on Feb. 5.

Non-perishable food stuffs and supplies will be collected on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 6:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. at the corner of Walnut and Hill Streets in Downtown Knoxville for delivery on Feb. 14. Items requested include:

· 1 lb. canned hams

· Sugar

· Corn Meal

· Flour

· Salt

· Plastic buckets

· Laundry baskets

· Pillows

· Cleaning supplies

· Empty shipping boxes and packing tape

“The devastating loss of life and property is overwhelming to those directly affected by this disaster. Beyond praying for those whose homes were lost, we are going to do our part to help our neighbors in Middle Tennessee,” said Bill Shiell, senior pastor.

The church is also coordinating teams of volunteers to travel to Macon County on Thursday, Feb. 14, to work that day in clean-up and recovery. Additional teams of volunteers will be posted to Macon County as the needs warrant additional volunteer labor in weeks to come. Information about volunteers will be posted to the church’s website www.fbcknox.org.

Monetary donations will also be received by the church. All funds collected will be forwarded directly to recognized, responsible providers of assistance in Middle Tennessee. Checks should be made payable to First Baptist Church of Knoxville and clearly marked “Disaster Relief-Middle Tennessee.”

For more information, see www.fbcknox.org or call (865) 546-9661.


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